Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie, on view at SOMArts June 3–30, 2017


      
 

 
#SelfiPride

Join us for a tour of QCC's From Self to #Selfie followed by happy hour at The Stud
Thursday, June 29, 5:00 pm

 
Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) as part of the 2017 National Queer Arts FestivalFrom Self to #Selfie is on view in SOMArts' Main Gallery from June 3–30, 2017. Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance and video artists whose work reflects the cutting edge of the complex and intersectional issues facing queer artists and activists today.

Don't miss your last chance to see the show at SOMArts starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 29, followed by a special happy hour at The Stud — SoMa's historic gay bar and SOMArts sibling as a holdout of underground arts and culture in the neighborhood. 
Let us know if you can be there!

SOMArts Recommends...

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival presents the west coast premiere ofI'm Okay on Friday, July 28. Directed by Pia Lenz, the film tells the story of Syrian refugees through the eyes of children. Learn more here and use the code SOMARTS17 for discounted tickets!

Upcoming at SOMArts...

The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie
Exhibition on view June 3–30, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pmSaturday 12–5pm


Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance and video artists whose work reflects the cutting edge of the complex and intersectional issues facing queer artists and activists today. Learn more here!

The Black Lives Masquerade in Oakland
Sunday, July 21–4pm


SOMArts is proud to partner with the Global Street Dance Masquerade and Artistic Director Rashad Pridgen to present The Black Lives Masquerade & Elevation of Black Men on East 14th in East Oakland. Beginning at 1:00 pmat the corner of Seminary and International in East Oakland, this creative direct action will travel through the neighborhood to culminate in a performative photoshoot and closing invocation with the masquerade performers. Learn more here!

The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution
Exhibition on view July 10–August 26, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pmSaturday 12–5pm


SOMArts is thrilled to announce the return of the groundbreaking exhibition The Black Woman is God co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green. Not only an exhibition, but also a movement-building platform exploring the intersections of race and gender, The Black Woman is God dismantles racist and patriarchal notions of divinity that devalue Black women's contributions to society. Learn more here!
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Image credits (from top to bottom): boychild, DLIHCYOB, directed by Mitch Moore, 2012; Digital film still from I'm Okay, directed by Pia Lenz; The Black Woman is God 2016 opening reception, curated by Melorra Green and Karen Seneferu, photo by Liam Brooks.
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